Shields Memorial Golf Tournament

Raising Scholarship Dollars for Students

In its history, the Shields Memorial Golf Tournament has raised over $200,000 in scholarship endowments for Golf Course, Sports Turf, and Turfgrass Management students at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA). Proceeds from the tournament have also covered the costs of student travel to various professional meetings and competitions.

Your involvement as a player or sponsor strengthens opportunities for turf students at the University of Maryland while recognizing the contributions of the Shields brothers and their families who have promoted the game of golf in Maryland for over 70 years.

Next year's Shields Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 13, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Glenn Dale Golf Club. 

For in-kind donations, please make checks payable to the University of Maryland Foundation, and write "Shields Memorial Fund" in the check note. Mail donations to:

Geoff Rinehart
2113 Jull Hall
4196 Stadium Drive
College Park, MD 20742

With questions, contact Geoff Rinehart, IAA Lecturer, and Advisor for Turfgrass and Golf Course Management.